In the 29 years Philippine Ballet Theatre has been in existence, this September 26th will mark the first time a ballet company performs on stage with opera stars alongside finalists from highly acclaimed The Voice Philippines – an interesting mix indeed.
PBT’s cofounder Julie Borromeo smiles at the fact that this will be ‘…the first time that our ballet company is collaborating with opera stars and the voice stars in a concert style production.’
Approaching our 30th year, we have a lot to celebrate – and to reflect. PBT is excited to spread its wings as it glides to the horizon of its future, and wants to bring the PBT family together in the process. We’re thankful for the opportunity to have helped those who became a part of our institution and left us to continue onward and upward.’
‘Moreover we want to get back to our roots of our original goal which was to widen the appreciation of our ballet art form while keeping it entertaining, meaningful and relevant to our lives. Art after all – in all its forms – is truly a reflection of who we are and how we view ourselves. With this reminder, our board of trustees and directors do everything possible to keep opportunity open to our youth passionate and motivated to excel along this career path.’ says Sylvia Lichuaco-De Leon, PBT’s current president.
Dancing in One Voice was conceptualized by PBT’s cofounder Julie Borromeo and Timmy Pavino – pop balladeer, former finalist of The Voice Philippines and a rising star himself.
‘The idea behind Dancing in One Voice’ was to bring artists from different fields an opportunity to come together and give light to the quiet unsung heros at PBT who have and continue their commitment to supporting youth in performing arts; the instructors, the producers, the choreographers, and of course the dancers. As fellow performers, we can totally relate to their dedication to craft. And by coming together during this show, we show our solidarity and support, and hope our audiences come to appreciate them just as we do.’ explains Timmy.
Lisa Kircher Lumbao, PBT’s Vice President shares her excitement, ‘I love the idea of having finalists from the Voice Philippines performing onstage with our dancers. This should be fun!’
Dancing in One Voice premieres at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theatre for a limited run of only two performances – September 26th at 8pm and the 27th at 6pm. Tickets are also limited, and are at ‘first come, first served’ basis at P1,500 for premium seating (box and front-centre orchestra), P1000 affordably priced for students and a range of prices in between to suit everyone’s tastes and budgets.
Contact CCP Box Office (02) 832-3704, TicketWorld (02) 891-999 or PBT (02) 632-8848 to reserve your seats. See you then!